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        Decision. A Review of free Culture. Editor: Klaus Mann. Board of editorial Advisors, Chairman: Thomas Mann.. Jan. 1941- Jan-Feb. 1942 (2 Jge., 12 Hefte, compl., alles was erschienen. Beilagen: Index Jan. 1941 - Jan, 1942; 5 Werbedrucksachendes Verlages).

      8°, je ca. 80 S., einige Abb., Geheftet, 2 Hefte etwas wellig, insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar. W/G2 24; Maas I, 133-135; Uwe Naumann, «Ruhe gibt es nicht, bis zum Schluß...», S. 248-251: «Klaus Mann konnte sich in seinem Element fühlen: Er gestaltete ein weltbürgerlich aufgemachtes Kultur-Forum, dessen liberale Spannweite den Abdruck von Gedichten Stefan Georges im selben Heft mit einem Brecht-Poem ermöglichte. Thomas Mann urteilte später, daß die Zeitschrift seines Sohnes «wohl wirklich die beste, farbigste literarische Revue war, die Amerika je gesehen hat». Klaus Mann war von Januar 1941 bis Februar 1942 Herausgeber dieser antifaschistischen Zeitschrift. Es gab jedoch für «Decision, erneut zu wenig Abonnenten, und die Zeitschrift musste trotz intensiver Bemühungen nach einem Jahr eingestellt werden. Er empfand den Misserfolg seines Projektes als bittere Niederlage. Im Sommer 1941 unternahm er erstmals einen Suizidversuch, den der Redakteur der «Decision», Christopher Lazare, verhindern konnte. Die Beiträge waren meist Erstdrucke von Alexander M. Frey, Hermann Kesten, Heinrich Mann. Klaus Mann, Gustav Regler u.v.a. Beiliegend: Andreas W. Mytze (Hg.). Klaus Mann und Decision. Zum 80. Geburtstag. Köln, o. Vlg., 1986. Gr.8°, 40 S.. Geh. (= Europäische Ideen, Bd. 63).

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        New Orleans and its living past.

      4°, Fronti., 32 S. Textteil u. LXII S. Bildteil, s/w Abb., OLwd. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild., Lwd. etw. unsauber u. tlw. fleckig, Rückenschild etw. berieben, innen tadell. Von Photograph u. Autor signiert. Nr. 352 v. 1030 Expl. Abbildungen in Kupfertiefdruck.

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        Midsommardröm i fattighuset. Skådespel i tre akter.

      (Korrektur.) Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1941. 120 s. Häftad, otryckta preliminära omslag. Förstakorrektur med stämplar på varje ark daterade 4-5 augusti 1941. Namnteckning i blyerts, »G. Lagerkvist / Råsunda» (Pärs bror). Med en hel del korrekturnoteringar av denne i blyerts, särskilt på slutet.<p>Föreliggande korrektur, och brevväxlingen runtomkring, ger en intressant bild av hur Pär Lagerkvists nyskrivna böcker rent fysiskt spreds till förlag och andra. Pär Lagerkvists bror Gunnar hörde till de första som brukade få läsa nya böcker i manus, och hjälpte ibland till med renskrivning, liksom systern Clara. Men just i detta fall såg Gunnar aldrig manuskriptet, han tycks ha varit hos fadern i Småland snarare än anträffbar hemma i Råsunda, och det verkar som om hans fru Margit ensam fick åstadkomma några renskrivna exemplar av pjäsen. Pär sände därefter sådana renskrifter till Tor Bonnier och regissören Per Lindberg den 4 juli 1941 och meddelade förlaget att han behövde tio korrekturexemplar, »såsom jag alltid brukar när det gäller dramatik - ovärderliga för mig till att ge åt teatrar och dem som ska ha med uppförandet att göra. Utgivandet skall naturligtvis inte ske förrän i höst, men både för förlaget och mig är det ju bäst att sättningen tas itu med nu omedelbart».<p>Först sedan han erhållit dessa korrektur kunde Lagerkvist delge Gunnar pjäsen, i och med att han sände honom föreliggande exemplar från Tjörn den 8 augusti 1941. Det omnämns i Pärs följebrev, bevarat i Kungl. biblioteket.<p>Han skriver: »Äntligen har korr. ex. kommit och jag skyndar mig att skicka ett till dig. Det är väl första gången du ej strax läst vad jag skrivit och jag har känt det som något mycket onaturligt att ej veta vad du tycker. Jag ber dig därför läsa stycket så snart som möjligt - men grundligt - och så säga mig utförligt vad du tycker. När jag nu väntat så länge på din mening, så får du väl ge mig den så mycket grundligare - om du inte har för mycket annat att göra. Det var ju ett väldigt besvär ni hade för manuskriptet! Jag måste tacka särskilt Margit så mycket! En sån fånig otur. Hade det gått som jag tänkt mig så hade du ju läst det för längesen. [...] Ja, skriv nu snart, är du snäll, och berätta utförligt vad du tycker om mitt senaste (kritiskt förstås!) som helhet och i detalj - jag är så spänd på vad du skall komma att tycka» (Pär Lagerkvist, Brev. Urval (1991), s. 305-6). Tio dagar senare har han fått svar, Gunnar hade till och med överdrivit en smula och gjort en ordentlig korrekturgenomgång (vilket även framgår av korrekturexemplaret), egentligen var det aktuellt först till hösten.<p>Pär tackar utförligt i ett intressant brev av den 18 augusti. Det har en fin inledning: »Käre Gunnar! Hjärtligt tack för dina två brev! De gladde mig oändligt. Du är verkligen en härlig läsare, egentligen är det väl för dig som jag skriver mina böcker».<p>Boken utgavs därefter först i slutet av november samma år, samtidigt som pjäsen sattes upp på Blancheteatern.. Korrektur spelar en interessant roll i tillkomsten av Pär Lagerkvists böcker. Särskilt när det gällde dramatiken brukade Lagerkvist på ett tidigt stadium beställa ett tiotal korrekturexemplar från förlaget, som han kunde delge teatrar, översättare och andra litterära kontakter. Efter Nobelpriset tycks för­farandet även ha gällt romanerna, eftersom det fanns ett stort intresse från utländska förlag av att översätta dem

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        Råbock.

      Illustrerad. Stockholm, Bonniers, 1941. 4:o. 283,+ (2) s.+ 2 originallitografier. Blått marokängband, guldornerad rygg med fyra upphöjda bind och röda titelfält, guldornerade pärmar med inre tredubbla ramlinjer i guld, främre pärmen med ett bockhuvud i guld, helt guldsnitt och medbundet främre omslag (Nordiska Bokhandeln). I mönstrad skinnskodd pappkassett. Bibliofilupplaga i tvåhundra numrerade exemplar, med två originallitografier av Knöppel, varav den ena signerad. Detta är nummer 104

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        War Speeches ( 7 volumes ) - - Into Battle ; The Unrelenting Struggle ; The End of the Beginning ; Onwards to Victory ; The Dawn of Liberation ; Victory ; Secret Session Speeches. ( all first editions )

      Cassell and Company, Limited 1941. 7 volumes 1941 to 1946 Bound in a recent full maroon morocco, with raised bands and gilt lettering, lines and decoration. Top edge gilt. Some light foxing.

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        ORIGINAL ART: GOLDILOCKS

      1941. SARG,TONY. ORIGINAL ART: GOLDILOCKS. Offered here is a wonderful pen and ink drawing done by Sarg for a magazine. It is dated 1941 on the back and signed by Sarg lower right. Done on art paper, the image is rather large (11" wide x 7") done with detail and humor. Captioned in pencil "In whose bed did Goldilocks fall asleep?" we see an alarmed bear looking at Goldilocks sleeping in its bed.?

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        Portrait photograph of Justice Felix Frankfurter, signed and inscribed to Beryl H. Levy

      n.p. march 7 1941 n.p., march 7, 1941. 10 x 7 inches (Image). . Fine. Framed . Inscribed beneath the image, "For Beryl Harold Levy, with every good wish from his fellow-worker in the vineyard of understanding the judicial process. Felix Frankfurter March 7, 1941." Levy was a legal scholar, philosopher, author, and an expert on the legal opinions of Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo, who was Frankfurter's predecessor

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        Giorgio morandi (bologna, 1890 - 1964). pittore e incisore italiano. lettera manoscritta e firmata di giorgio morandi scritta a gio ponti. 1941.

      lettera manoscritta e firmata di Giorgio Morandi che scrive a Ponti di non avere disegni da mandargli perchè al momento non ha voglia di disegnare ma provvederà al più presto; lettera di 1 facciata datata Bologna, 1 novembre 1941; la lettera è tagliata in due parti centralmente e presenta dei piccoli fori ma buon es..

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        Kindersprache, Aphasie und allgemeine Lautgesetze.

      Uppsala, 1941. (Offprint from Språkvetenskapliga Sällskapets i Uppsala Förhandlingar 1940-1942). First edition. 24,5x16,5 cm. (1, 1 blank), 83, (1 blank) pp. Original printed wrappers, and with the title in handwriting on spine. A small loss at foot of spine, and a 3 cm long tear in lower front joint. Two minimal tears on front wrapper. A few small specks on the title and pp. 1/2, contents are otherwise fine. Jakobson (1896-1982) was one of the most influential linguists of the 20th century. In this work he lays the foundations of child phonology. "The first most fundamental and basic work on phonological development in children is Roman Jakobson's 'Kindersprache[...]' ('Child Language, Aphasia, and Phonological Universals'), on which most, if not all, subsequent research in this area has been based or by which it has been inspired." (Tobin, Phonology as Human Behaviour, pp. 174). Inscribed by Jakobson to the Swedish linguist Björn Collinder (1894-1983)

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        PRORE ARMATE, RIVISTA QUINDICINALE - 1941-1943 tutto il pubblicato-, Roma, Novissima, 1941

      m. 28 x 35, pagine 16 per ogni fascicolo. Diretto dal contrammiraglio Ubaldo degli Uberti, che presenta numerosi interventi in quasi tutti i fascicoli. Importanti scritti di Bacino Enzo, Bianucci Mario, Calvino Vittorio, Cantù Giovanni, Caputi Giuseppe, Corona Raffaele, Curci Lino, Curti Vittorio, De Cardenas Ruiz Luigi, D'Este Giorgio, Fasoletti Giovanni, Fea Leonardo, Fioravanzo Giuseppe, Fraccaroli Aldo, Franceschetti N., Gagliardini Gemma, Gradassi Bortoforte, Graffagni Luigi, Grimaldi, Gubitosi Ugo, Legnani Antoni, Marvasi Silvio, Mormino Giuseppe, Notarangeli Rolando, Palmieri Fulvio, Pasetti Aldo, Petrucci Alfredo, Po Guido ammiraglio, Ricciardi Arturo, Sapori Vincenzo, Scorza Carlo, Spaini Alberto, Tagert Karl, Tentoni Maria Cristina, Tori Mario, Trento Leone, Vincenzotti Vezzo, Vingiano Giuseppe ed altri. Ogni prima di copertina reca splendide foto in b/n di navi, sommergibili, equipaggi e scene marinare. All'interno straordinarie e numerose foto principalmente di marina e navi, ma anche di varia attualità , spettacoli, teatro, cinema, sport ecc. Sono presenti nei paginoni centrali foto di "EROI DEL MARE" con loro foto e biografie con alcune illustrazioni a piena pagina (di Ciriello) dei loro atti eroici. Notevoli le foto di attrici in tutte le seconde di copertina. Ci sono poi vari racconti e novelle di Giuseppe Marotta, Gallian, Rosso di San Secondo, Ugo Betti, Salvatore di Giacomo, Mario Puccini, Ardengo Soffici ed altri. Molto simpatiche le varie poesie di Michele Paturzo, presenti in quasi tutti i numeri, con "elogi ai vari protagonisti della vita marinara". Ogni numero è rallegrato da numerosi disegni umoristici di importanti artisti (Frattini, Attalo, GIOVANNINO GUARESCHI , Pompei, Palermo, ecc). Anche il famoso capitan Buscaggina presenta tanti racconti con caricature varie. Si tratta quindi di un periodico che pur orientato a storie ed immagini di guerra molto serie, non trascura note divertenti. ANNO PRIMO 1941-1942 (unico volume rilegato piena tela azzurra) dal num. 1 del 21 aprile 1941 al num. 20 del 6 aprile 1942 (unito anche lo speciale " III giornata della marina del 10 giugno 1941 ANNO SECONDO 1942-1943 (Unico volume rilegatom piena tela rossa) dal num., 1 del 21 apriule 19642 al num. 24 del 6 aprile 1943 (unito anche lo speciale del 10 giugno 1942 IV Giornata della marina) Risultano usciti anche 6 numeri nel 1643 dal 21 aprile al 10 giugno che però non possediamo. La collezione di quasi tutto il pubblicato viene offerta a

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        DOMENICA DEL CORRIERE (LA).

      Milano, 1941-1943. No. 11, March 1941 - No. 29, July 1943. Folio. Bound in one half cloth binding. Profusely illustrated.. Domenica del Corriere was an Italian weekly newspaper which ran from 1899 to 1989. It came out every Sunday free with the Corriere della Sera, but was also sold separately. It was famous for its cover drawings, and its issues are still collected

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        Militargeographische Angaben uber Irland: Sud- und Ostkuste ... 31.Mai 1941 [and] West- und Norkuste ... 15.Oktober 1941.

      Berlin: Abteilung fur Kriegskarten und Vermessungswessen, 1941. 2 volumes; 6 inches x 8.5 inches (15 cms x 21 cms). Sud- und Ostkuste 201 pages (52 pages text followed by 149 pages half-tone photographs, printed both sides, some aerial photographs) of coastal towns and locations, and 6 lare folding maps; West- und Norkuste 207 pages (54 printed pages, 153 pages of photographs etc) plus 4 large folding maps. Both volumes in very nice condition, stapled as issued, in original green wrappers. Militargeographische Angaben uber Irland (Military/geographical Report on Ireland) was issued in Berlin in 1941 Nur fur den Dienstgebrauch! (For official use only) by Abteilung fur Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (Department for War Maps and Surveying), and was intended for use by the Generalstab des Heeres (German General Staff).At the outset of World War II, Germany's plans for the occupation of various countries in Europe were fluid. Although an invasion of Ireland - codenamed Unternehmen Grun (Operation Green) - was not one of their immediate priorities, the German High Command continued to gather together and publish detailed information to prepare the ground for such an eventuality. Operation Green was first published in restricted form in 1940, being greatly expanded in 1941 to include the present two volumes We have been unable to find any instance of this important and rare two-volume set having appeared for sale in recent years. A single odd volume (the West and North Coast volume) has appeared on the market; no previous example of this South and East Coast volume containing Belfast and Dublin can be located. Only some 3 or 4 complete 2-volume sets appear to be held by British and Irish libraries (COPAC and individual library searches). (Price includes postage UK)

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        THE GREEN WITCH

      Greenwich, Conn.: High School Writings. May, 1941, 1941 First Edition. Decorated stiff card covers. FROM THE LIBRARY OF TRUMAN CAPOTE stamped on the upper cover which is dated 1941. Prints two of the earliest pieces Capote published in this literary bi-annual magazine. Uncommon. Near Fine or better. Unique. His Copy. With the original catalogue card from the Gotham Book Mart who sold much of the Capote Library items in the 1980&#39;s. Truman left Greenwich High in early 1942.. Association Copy. 1st Edition.

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        ARGOMENTI, rivista mensile di letteratura diretta da A. CAROCCI - 1941 - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Firenze, Vallecchi, 1941

      10,5 x 22,5, brossura. Interessante rivista diretta da Carocci e Ramat che si distinse per interessi storico-critici nei confronti del regime (fu appunto soppressa alla fine del 1941). Carocci, dopo la chiusura di SOLARIA, proseguiva nella sua azione , alla ricerca di temi e motivi che permettessero un certo risveglio all'interno del sistema. Le sue riviste ("Riforma Letteraria" con Noventa , questo "Argomenti" con Ramat e quindi, dopo la fine della guerra "Nuovi argomenti" con Moravia, uscirono in contrapposizione con la linea dell'altro direttore di SOLARIA , A. BONSANTI piu' conservatore (Rivista Letteratura, poi il "suo"Mondo poi ancora IL MONDO di Panunzio) Su questa rivista ci sono fondamentali interventi di DE BENEDETTI, NOVENTA , Cordiè, Spini, Orengo, Codignola, M. Soldati ed altri. Pubbblicazioni edite tutte nel 1941 : Num. 1 (marzo pp.64) Num. 2 (aprile pp.64) Num. 3 (maggio pp.64) Num. 4 (giugno pp.64) Num- 5-6 (lug-agosto pp.104) Num. 7-8 (sett-ottobre pp.80) Num. 9 (Novembre pp.40) - La rara collezione di tutto il pubblicato viene offerta a

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        The Last Tycoon

      New York: Charles Scribners New York: Charles Scribners, 1941. First edition, first printing. Fine in an unclipped lightly worn and rubbed jacket with some light fading to spine, a few very tiny chips and tears, else a very good and bright copy. Very difficult to find in better than decent condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        Signed by all three! Magnificent image of FDR and his House and Senate leaders, Rayburn and Barkley, on January 20, 1941, the day of his unprecedented third inauguration

      Photograph Signed &#147;Franklin D. Roosevelt&#148; as President, &#147;Sam Rayburn&#148; as Speaker of the House, and &#147;Alben W. Barkley&#148; as Senate Majority Leader. Black & white, 11.25&#148; x 8.25&#148; image, overall 14&#148; x 11&#148;. Glue stains in upper right in area at Barkley&#146;s hat and in lower margin beneath &#147;Rayburn&#148; and on &#147;Alben&#148; and lower right of image. Slight paper loss at right background and at lower right margin. Photographer&#146;s stamping on verso. Photo by Pat Sanford, Tenschert News Service, Washington, D.C. Very good condition. &#147;The Washington Post&#148; reported that &#147;Leaving the White House - a chauffeur couldn&#146;t fine the President&#146;s hat. After finding it the Chief Executive waved, said he didn&#146;t want to lose it because it&#146;s new. His pet Scottie wanted to go, felt badly when the President said, &#145;No, Fala, you can&#146;t come with me today.&#146;&#148; From &#147;The Jerome Shochet Collection of Historical Signed Photographs&#148; sold at Christie&#146;s in 2007 for $2640.

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        MARINO MARINI. Presentato da Filippo De Pisis.

      In-4 (mm. 332x250), custodia in mz. tela edit. contenente un vol., bross., 12 pp.nn. di presentazione (testo in italiano e tedesco), precedute da due litografie originali, le prime in assoluto realizzate dal grande artista (1901-1980). Seguono 1 tav. non numerata e 60 tavv. a colori e in b.n., su carta patinata, che illustrano la sua opera scultorea. Vol. II della collana ?Pittori e scultori italiani contemporanei?, monografie a cura di Giampiero Giani, in tirat. di 800 esempl. numer. Il ns., 374, è ben conservato.

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        DER ADLER. Herausgegeben unter mitwirkung des Reichsluftfahrtministeriums.

      Hefte 1+2, 5 til 16, 18 til 26. + et sonderdruck. Tilsammen 24 hefter. Berlin 1941. Folio s. Gjennomillustrert. Orig. hefter. Varierende kvalitet.. Disse heftene utgitt av Luftwaffe dukker svært sjelden opp for salg

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        12 MILLION BLACK VOICES. A Folk History Of The Negro In The United States. Signed

      New York:: The Viking Press, 1941 Wright, Richard. 12 MILLION BLACK VOICES. A Folk History Of The Negro In The United States. Signed. New York: The Viking Press, 1941. First Edition Signed in full on the flyleaf, "Richard Wright." Small 4to. 152 pp. An excellent copy in beige buckram, white and red titles to the spine (previous collector&#39;s discreet, neat name on the front free endpaper) in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper that has been neatly and archivally restored primarily at the spine extremities & edges [moderate tide mark on the inside front flap]. A stunning photographic essay on the African-American experience in depression-era America accompanied by Wright&#39;s striking text. Vintage black and white photography by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, A. Rothstein, Ben Shahn, et al. Photos selected by Edwin Rosskam. An important book housed in a TBCL custom half leather and marbled paper clamshell case in very fine condition.. Signed by Author(s). First Edition.

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        What Makes Sammy Run? ( 1st/1st - Author&#39;s First Book )

      Random House, 1941. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1941. First Edition / First Printing. First Printing stated on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Scarce. Two toned in light blue and dark blue cloth boards. Gold lettering at the spine. Gold band wrapped around the book. Top edge blue. Blurbs by F. Scott Fitzgerald and John O&#39;Hara at the rear panel. Book Condition: Very Good+, minor spots on the boards, light sunning at the spine, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.50 at the front endpaper, shelf wear, light chipping at the jacket spine, light spots at the rear panel.

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        AT LIBERTY

      [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1941: Audrey Wood, 1941 Williams, Tennessee. AT LIBERTY. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1941. 8vo., 10 pp. rectos only. First Edition of this one act playscript, carbon original with one pencil correction - the story of a once successful actress who retreats to her childhood home in Mississippi, with fantasies of resuscitating her career. A fine copy in printed punch bound blue stiff wrappers of the Liebling-Wood Agency, 551 Fifth Ave. New York. House File Copy. [Audrey Wood was Williams&#39; literary agent. From 1939 Wood helped guide & focus Williams&#39; writing. With her nurturing, he created some of his greatest works, including: Menagerie, Streetcar & Cat]. Very uncommon example in private hands.. Unsigned Playscript. 1st Edition.

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        DEATH OUT OF THIN AIR

      New York: Coward McCann New York: Coward-McCann,. [1941]. tan cloth lettered in dark brown.. Some mild soiling to cloth, tear to cloth at upper rear cover. (mendable), a very good plus copy in very good dust jacket with some. edge wear, wrinkling to upper front panel, and stains to upper rear. panel. Uncommon in jacket. (#126405). First edition. Two novellas originally published in pulp magazines. This is the first of two books published using the Towne pseudonym (and the only one in hardcover) featuring magician detective Don Diavolo (The Scarlet Wizard).

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        Wien: Die Perle des Reiches

      RaumbildVerlag Otto Schonstein München: Raumbild - Verlag Otto Schönstein, (1941). First edition. Hardcover. 4to. 126 pp. Cream cloth with Vienna code of arms stamped in red, black and gold on front cover. Gold lettering on cover, red and black lettering on spine. Binding protected by modern mylar. Book housed in modern custom-made gray cloth slipcase. 100 b/w stereographs and a stereoscope resting in lowered pockets inside front- and rear boards. Instructions on how to view photos laid in. Index to stereographs in rear. Captivating 3D stereoscope book of early 1940s Vienna. Majority of photographs depict the city's architecture showing the Stephanskirche, Karlskirche, Peterskirche, Schottenkirche, Kapuzinerkirche, alte Universitätskirche, Parliament, Marie-Theresien-Platz, Liechtenstein-Palais, Heldenplatz, Michaelerplatz, Josefsplatz, Burggarten, Obere Belvedere, as well as memorials, museums, city hall, street scenery, city views, and others. Picture # 94 shows the entrance of the "Pratergelände der Wiener Messe" decorated with five large swastika banners, reminding the viewer that the work was published at a time when Austria was part of Hitler's Grossdeutschland. With a printed excerpt of Hitler's speech referring to Vienna as "a pearl," hence the title of the book. Hitler gave the speech on April 9, 1938, from the oriel of Vienna's city hall when he announed Austria's annexation into the Reich. Photographs by August Makart, Ellen Rörig, Fritz Wisberger, and Hans Schreiner. Text section interleaved with two full-page b/w photographic reproductions and eight color reproductions after art work by C. Postl, Rudolf v. Alt, Andreas Geiger, Moritz v. Schwind, Passini, and Igo Pötsch. Color plates mounted on gray card stock. Text in German, gothic script. Minor staining on cloth. Foxing and some soiling on endpapers. Slipcase in fine, binding in good+, interior in very good condition. Complete Raumbild-Album with all photographs present.

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        Un Canto para Bolivar

      University of Mexico, 1941. * * INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY PABLO NERUDA IN HIS SIGNATURE GREEN INK TO THE AMERICAN LEFTIST BENJAMIN COHEN ON HALF TITLE PAGE * * Bound in thick paper with glassine cover, unpaginated (10 text pages). IN SPANISH. Glassine has yellowed over time and has several tears along spine, a little soiled and lightly but has protected the cover well. Text is uncut, light spotting on half title and last page. As text is uncut it has been protected. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. Signed. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good +/No Dust Jacket. Association Copy.

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        Bristol T.C.69 Aircraft Division Class A- Lectures, Notes, Drawings, Diagrams, etc

      n.p. 1941. Period notebook bound in half cloth and hand titled paper covered boards with hand drawn pictorial cover plate of RAF squadron emblum. Thick 4to. Spectacularly illustrated with exceptionally detailed and artistic pen and ink drawings, cut-away diagrams, charts, tables, etc in holograph. With the outbreak of the European war, the British Royal Air Force engaged various aircraft manufacturers in the technical training of many of its fighter pilots. These flyers would attend lectures on all aspects of aerodynamics and aeronautics delivered by the company&#39;s designers, technicians, etc. This was the case with M.A Banister, the owner and author of this notebook. Possessing an immense artistic talent, Bannister filled the pages of his book with extraordinary and often breath taking sketches and diagrams. Many of these pen and ink full page drawings depict stunning full page images of various aircraft including Spitfires, Tiger Moths, Short Sterlings, etc. Also included is a plethora of hand drawn highly detailed technical hand illustrations, many in color. His lecture notes, written in a most legible hand, are copious and plentiful, covering subject matter from aerodynamics to the theory of flight. A truly impressive work which transcends academic study into an object of highly refined graphic art. Without a doubt, one of the most unique items we have ever presented. Minor ware to covers. A Near Fine copy.

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        REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE (Inscribed Pre-Publication Galley Proof)

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1941. Carson McCullers. REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. Pre-publication galley proof. Approximately 11.5" x 6.5" with 146 unnumbered pages, printed on rectos only. INSCRIBED BY MCCULLERS ON THE FIRST PAGE: "For Gene ndrewsky /Best /Carson McCullers." Printed paper label on front cover with a price ($2.00) and a date (January 28th, 1941) written in manuscript in an unknown hand. Publisher's burgundy cloth backstrip over plain grey paper and plain cardboard. Some wear, creasing, and mild damp-staining, but in excellent condition given the fragile nature of its design and purpose. REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE, McCullers' second book, is a menacing Southern Noir, a dark step forward from her debut novel THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER. Set at a Georgia army base in the 1930s, it follows Captain Penderton, a bisexual whose life is upset by the arrival of Major Langdon, a charming ladies-man whose affair with Penderton's fiery and flirtatious wife becomes the catalyst to a chain of increasingly chaotic action. Both of Carson McCullers' first two novels were set in the deep-fried southern gothic of Georgia in the 1930s and both books share plots that involve the collision of six lonely and highly unusual characters. But REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE's characters are dark, chilling, and shockingly out of control. Quite possibly the most compelling novel of the first half of the 20th Century to deal with homosexuality (as well as masochism, voyeurism, self-mutilation, and adultery). An extraordinary book, sparingly written, brilliantly imagined, not easily forgotten. Note: A galley proof is an early printing of a work, produced after a manuscript has been typeset but before proofreading. They are produced in very small numbers for the author, editors, and proof readers on long sheets of paper with wide margins in a plain and inexpensive binding. More polished Advance Reading Copies (ARC) come later, more closely resemble the final published form, and are typically produced in far greater numbers. This remarkable artifact was purchased along with some of the author's personal effects and may well be the only surviving example. The recipient, Gene Andrewsky, as yet hasn't been traced. Basis for the fascinating if unsuccessful 1967 film starring Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor. Housed in a quarter-morocco clamshell case. . Signed. First Edition.

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        ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF MARC CHAGALL

      [New York]. 4 July 1941.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25.3 x 17.5 cm (10 x 6 7/8 inches). Small crease across upper left corner, with residue of matting tape at extreme tips, otherwise near fine. A fine portrait by Van Vechten of the artist, half- length, looking to his right in semi-profile. With Van Vechten&#39;s studio stamp on the verso, and with his manuscript subject identification, negative number and date in ink. Another image from the same session was collected in PORTRAITS (1978), and five others are present in the LC Van Vechten Portrait archive, but not this image. KELLNER G230.

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        SEA OF CORTEZ

      New York: The Viking Press, 1941. pp: [vi]vii-x 1-277 [5] 283-598. FIRST EDITION THUS. Green cloth covered boards, top board stamped in silver, top edge stained orange, all edges trimmed. Pictorial endpapers with map of lower California in blue. Steinbeck accompanied his close friend, Ed Ricketts, on a scientific expedition to the Baja region of California. The resulting book is comprised of a narrative portion and a phyletic catalogue with several pages of illustrations. This is a very good copy with soiling to the top edge and top edge of the boards, along with light edge wear. The jacket has moderate rubbing, edge wear, and creasing along the edges. There is about one-quarter inch chipped from the head of the spine, a half inch chip to the top edge of the rear panel. There was a first edition issued in wrappers. Goldstone A15b. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Sea of Cortez. A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research. With a Scientific Appendix Comprising Materials for a Source Book on the Marine Animals on the Panamic Faunal Province

      NY: Viking Press, 1941. First edition. Illustrated with forty plates, eight of which are in color. This copy has Steinbeck&#39;s signature card laid in. John Steinbeck became friends with the biologist E. F. Ricketts in 1930, bonding over a shared interest in marine biology. In 1940, Steinbeck and Ricketts embarked on a specimen collecting expedition, sailing south from Monterey, California and around the Baja Peninsula. In the end, they discovered fifty new species and catalogued over 500 specimens of sea creatures. This book, the result of their expedition, is a travelogue, a biological catalogue, and a reflection on ecological concerns and the impact of humans on the environment. An exceptionally fine, unread copy in green cloth, with an unfaded dust wrapper which shows just a few brief nicks near spine ends and a couple of tiny tears along extremities.

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        History of Grazing in Utah (Original Unpublished WPA Manuscript)

      Utah. Fine. 1941. Hard Cover. Fine condition thick quarto in full leather with gilt stamping on leather labels and raised bands housing the editor&#39;s working copy of an unpublished Works Progress Administration manuscript. Includes at least six chapters such as The Range Today, Early Background, The Westward Movement & Boom Days. Significant remarks and suggestions for revisions throughout the work. Editting staff includes Dale Morgan and C. C. Anderson. Historically signficant. Scare availability. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" .

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        RANDOM HARVEST (First UK Edition in Dust Jacket Inscribed to Jean Hersholt)

      London: Macmillan, 1941. Hilton, James. RANDOM HARVEST. London: Macmillan, 1941. First English Edition, first impression. A FINE, bright copy in publisher's green cloth gilt, in the original publisher's priced dust jacket (large chip at top panel affecting several letters in the title but otherwise complete and sharp and Very Good with eye appeal). Extremely uncommon in dust jacket; this is the first we've seen. Even more remarkable is the fact that this copy, an unlikely survivor as it was literally being published in Britain while London was enduring its World War 2 Battle Of Britain blitz, is a PRESENTATION COPY, the only one we know to exist. The recipient was Jean Hersholt (1886-1956), well-known Hollywood character actor (the grandfather in the 1937 Shirley Temple film HEIDI, for example) who appeared in 140 movies and had his own television series during the 1950s. He was also a great believer in helping others in need. His energy created the Motion Picture Relief fund and it is entirely due to his efforts that the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital was built to house elderly and impoverished former Hollywood employees. The Writer's Guild of America offers a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award each year to that individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry. Hilton's inscription to Hersholt reads: "For Jean Hersholt with warmest regards and admiration, James Hilton, Nov. 1943" and the book bears Hersholt's distinctive book plate on the front paste-down. RANDOM HARVEST was Hilton's best written book, despite the greater fame of his LOST HORIZON and GOODBYE MR. CHIPS. It was the winner of numerous awards and accolades, and its film adaptation starring Greer Garson and Ronald Colman has been named by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest 100 love stories in the history of the movies. The novel was one of the very first to address shell shock and amnesia and its particular tale of a man who loses his memory during battle, then makes a new life and finds new love after WWI, only to lose it all when he regains his real self, is one of those rare tales that is emotionally powerful and yet avoids all the usual romantic movie conventions. Reading it today, or seeing the film, reminds us how enduring and endearing Hilton's story has remained all these years. Unique.

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        (World War II Logbooks)

      N.p., 1941-1943. Four octavo volumes. Standard issue blank books printed by the Government Printing Office that were owned by Lorain R. Snyder, who served as a Gunner&#39;s Mate aboard the U.S.S. Richmond from 1941 to 1943. The first two volumes contain Snyder&#39;s notes and assignments on such matters as wrecking mines, depth charges, and ammunition, as well as his basic duties. These notes are enhanced by Snyder&#39;s draftsman-like color illustrations, which detail the structure and functioning of the various weaponry with which he would have been familiar. These include mines, the .45 caliber automatic pistol, and roller-bearing gun mounts. In addition, Snyder -- whose nickname was "Doc" -- provides illustrated charts of semaphore, alphabet, naval and weather flags, map cross-hatching legends, and military insignia for various countries. & & In the other two volumes, Snyder switches from theory to practice as he begins a tour aboard the Richmond, and the blank books become a daily logbook. Included are his rather restrained comments on Pearl Harbor ("Sunday evening -- War!!!/Oh my! Well here&#39;s what we&#39;ve been waiting for ... Arizona and Oklahoma got it bad!"), a lengthy first-hand account of the Battle of Komandorskis off the coast of Siberia, as well as a long semi-bawdy ballad about an old maid on Waikiki entitled "A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics." In these volumes, Snyder&#39;s illustrations are less abundant, but they include a detailed inventory of his thirteen tattoos, including the location of each, and a map of the Pacific showing the area covered by the Richmond during Snyder&#39;s tour of duty. Additionally, all volumes bear front and back cover illustrations by Snyder. & & The Richmond was flagship of the U.S. Fleet&#39;s Submarine Force during 1938-40 and carried the Commander of the Scouting Force in the first half of 1941, while based in Hawaii. Later in that year, and during the first year of World War II, she patrolled along the Latin American west coast and escorted convoys in the southeastern Pacific. The Richmond went to the North Pacific in January 1943 and was soon heavily engaged in the then-active Aleutians campaign. She bombarded Japanese-held Attu in February, participated in the Battle of the Komandorski Islands on 26 March and took part in the recovery of Attu and Kiska in May and August 1943. Serving in the Aleutians area for the next two years, Richmond&#39;s activities included active patrolling and, beginning in February 1944, bombardments of the Kuril Islands. & & An extraordinary archive that combines a highly personal account of daily life on a combat ship with a detailed glimpse into the machinery of war.

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        Notes pour comprendre le siècle

      Paris: Gallimard, 1941. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale, un des 30 ex numérotés sur pur fil, le nôtre un des 5 hors commerce lettrés, seuls grands papiers. Gardes très légèrement et marginalement ombrées, rare et bel exemplaire. - Gallimard, Paris _1941, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        The Novels and Stories of Willa Cather: Autograph Edition (Signed Limited Edition, thirteen volumes)

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1941. First Limited Edition. One of 950 copies (of which this No. 61) SIGNED by the author at the front of volume one, all volumes consistently numbered. Elegantly bound in contemporary black half-calf, pink cloth boards, titles, designs and rule gilt, top page edges gilt, combed marbled endpapers, and maroon ribbon markers. All volumes, with the exception of volume one, have leaves uncut at the fore-edge. & & Contains "O Pioneers!", "The Song of the Lark," "Alexander&#39;s Bridge" and "April Twilights," "My Antonia," "One of Ours," "Youth and the Bright Medusa," "A Lost Lady," "The Professor&#39;s House," "Death Comes for the Archbishop," "Shadows on the Rock," "Lucy Gayheart" and "My Mortal Enemy," "Obscure Destinies" and "Literary Encounters," and "Sapphira and the Slave Girl." A beautiful set. Shipping billed at cost.

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        Consider the Oyster

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce, 1941.. First edition. Octavo, original boards. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author on the front endpage.

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        CHOIX DE POEMES. Inscribed

      Paris: Gallimard, 1941 A selection of Eluard&#39;s poetry from 1914 through 1941. 8vo. 281pp. Gilt lettered half vellum and green paper covered covers. Top edge gilt. Original wrappers bound in. A &#39;service presse&#39; review issue in near fine condition. A wonderful Presentation Copy, Inscribed in French by Eluard on the half-title to fellow author Luc Dietrich, complimenting him on the writing of "...un livre d&#39;une beauté sans limites". [Likely, "Dialogue de l&#39;amitié", - written with his great friend, the poet, Lanza del Vasto, published by Robert Laffont, in 1942 and considered by many as his philosophical masterpiece].. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        CRÉATION

      Stockholm. 1941.. Volume one, number one (all published). Folio. Original sewn screen- printed wrappers. Text and plates tipped to larger sheets. Wrappers darkened along spine and lower edge, with a few small spots, otherwise very good. Enclosed in a custom board slipcase. Edited by Birgit Akesson and Adja Yunkers. A handsome, lavish and elusive periodical, published in an edition of only 250 numbered copies, featuring an original two color woodblock by Yunkers (34 x 26 cm), another woodblock by the editor Birgit Akesson, an original pencil and water color drawing by a child (the examples vary from copy to copy), and an original collage (signed) by Egon Møller- Nielson. Other illustrations include reproductions of photos and paintings. Contributors to the text include T.S. Eliot ("Death by Water" in English), Paul Eluard ("Facile est Bien") and Pär Lagerkvist. Latvian- born Yunkers left Paris in 1939 at the onset of the war and settled in Stockholm, where he also edited/contributed to ARS. In 1947 he moved to New York, where he remained until his death in 1983. Early on he became a master of the woodcut, and in the 1960s expanded to include lithography. OCLC/Worldcat locates but one copy: the National Library of Sweden.

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        Later Poems 1925-1935

      London, Faber and Faber Limited,, 1941. Small octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine, raised bands, roll to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges A fine copy. Signed and dated on the title page by the author. The second half of Collected Poems 1909-1935 was reprinted by Faber and Faber in May 1941, with title Later Poems 1925-1935 as no. 50 in "The Faber Library.

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        Later Poems [Signed]

      London: Faber and Faber, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. A Very Good + to Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, of this book (only a touch of wear and some light spotting at the book&#39;s bottom), in a Very Good priced dust jacket (spine toned, as usual, small hole to lower spine under "50", spine head chipped with no loss to the lettering, short closed tear to upper edge of rear panel adjacent to flap fold, minor general wear), SIGNED BY T. S. ELIOT on the title page and there inscribed by him as follows: "with compliments / T. S. Eliot". Published under the title "Later Poems" as number 50 in the Faber Library, this book constitutes the first separate publication of the second half of "Collected Poems 1909-1935 (itself published in 1936) . Considered by many to be the 20th Century&#39;s most important English-language Poet, T. S. Eliot won the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry". Copies of Later Poems in its first edition are surprisingly uncommon and copies of this book in the price dust jacket, especially when in collectable condition -- as is offered here, are quite scarce. Signed copies of the book, with or without the dust jacket, are absolute hen&#39;s teeth and signed copies of the book in the priced dust jacket are rare indeed. Altogether a Very Good + copy SIGNED AND GENERICALLY INSCRIBED BY T. S. ELIOT. RARE INDEED.

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        Bookplates in Japan 50 plates

      Tokyo: Meiji-Shobo. 1941. Paperback. Near Fine. Limited of 350 copies, this one is #183 and signed at the limitation page in Japanese characters. Included is a 7 page booklet with 2 tipped-in plates and a checklist of the 50 loose sheets that each feature one bookplate; the booklet is bound with yellow string. The booklet and bookplates are all printed on a fine, high-quality rice paper, all sheets measuring 7x8.5". Also included is a loose sheet with a tea-kettle on it. Contents are housed in a clamshell case with two paper labels and ribbon enclosure; there is light wear to one hinge of the case, but it&#39;s secure. Further, all of this is housed in a cardboard box with lid and original paper label and label showing that this is copy #183; the box has some tearing at corners, but is strong and functional. All pages and images are clean and unmarked; all of the images are tipped-in and in Fine, frameable condition. A very rare item, published in 1941. Digital images available upon request.

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        Animation Cel, "How to Ride a Horse", from THE RELUCTANT DRAGON, depicting Goofy trying to goad his stubborn horse into action

      Los Angeles ca 1941 [Los Angeles, ca, 1941]. 8-7/8 x 11-3/8 inches (image); 15-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches. Applied to airbrushed background. Matted, framed and glazed. With printed caption mounted to mat beneath the image, reading "Remember! Man Is Always the Master. No. 3 . 'How to Ride a Horse' Sequence from Walt Disney's 'Reluctant Dragon'", and with label of Courvoisier Galleries, San Francisco, on rear of frame. Fine . INSCRIBED in the mat, lower right: "To James van Alen / My best wishes / Walt Disney", most probably in the hand of studio artist Floyd Gottfredson

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        The Broken Span

      New Directions, 1941. First printing of the first edition, first state, approx. 100 of the total 2000 copies printed [Wallace A22, iii]. Signed by Williams on the front free endpaper. Eleven poems, including the 15-part "For the Poem Patterson," issued as the first volume of the Poet of the Month series. Plain wrappers with sewn binding, (32pp.), unpaginated, in first issue, yellow dust jacket, printed in black on the front panel. In fine condition; in a near fine dustjacket, with light rubbing and soiling, and some toning along spine.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Animation Cel, "How to Ride a Horse", from THE RELUCTANT DRAGON, depicting Goofy trying to goad his stubborn horse into action

      [Los Angeles, ca, 1941]. 8-7/8 x 11-3/8 inches (image); 15-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches. Applied to airbrushed background. Matted, framed and glazed. With printed caption mounted to mat beneath the image, reading "Remember! Man Is Always the Master. No. 3 . &#39;How to Ride a Horse&#39; Sequence from Walt Disney&#39;s &#39;Reluctant Dragon&#39;", and with label of Courvoisier Galleries, San Francisco, on rear of frame. Fine . INSCRIBED in the mat, lower right: "To James van Alen / My best wishes / Walt Disney", most probably in the hand of studio artist Floyd Gottfredson

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        [Large scale street plans of] Birmingham

      Berlin: [Department for War Maps and Surveying], 1941.. The complete set of nine German WW2 large scale, 1:10000 (about 6 inches to the mile), street plans of Birmingham and area, each 20 inches x 28 inches, 51 cms x 72 cms, folded as issued. The scale is sufficiently large to show individual buildings and houses with areas of strategic or military importance, or potential targets for ground or air attack, being identified and outlined. In near immaculate untouched condition, with the slightest trace of wear on some of the folds. Following the Battle of Britain in 1940, the Germans postponed their plans for Unternehmen Seelowe (Operation Sealion), the invasion of Britain by large-scale troop landings along the South Coast. However, whilst abandoning their immediate plans to invade, the German High Command continued to gather together detailed information to prepare the ground for any future invasion or occupation of Britain. These scarce street plans of Birmingham were issued in Berlin in 1941 as part of Militargeographische Einzelangaben uber England (effectively translating as Military/geographical Single Targets across England) by Abteilung fur Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (Department for War Maps and Surveying), and were intended Nur fur den Dienstgebrauch (For official use only) by the Generalstab des Heeres (German General Staff). In short, these detailed street plans are confidential documents prepared at the height of the Second World War for the use of high ranking military planners, officers and their immediate staff within the top echelons of the German war machine in Berlin. Virtually irreplaceable, particularly in this fine condition and of immense local history interest to Birmingham. (Price includes postage UK)

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        Kindersprache, Aphasie und allgemeine Lautgesetze.

      Uppsala, 1941. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Minor loss to upper and lower capital (ab. 1,5 cm to top and 4mm to bottom), and a tear, no loss, to back hinge. All in all a very fine copy of this fragile publication. No markings or soiling. Uncut and internally very fresh and clean. Old owner's name to front wrapper. (2), 83 pp.. The very scarce first edition, off-print (Ur: Språvetenskapliga Sällskapets i Uppsala Förhandlingar 1940-1942.), of Jakobson's monumental work, Child Language, Aphasia and Phonological Universals, in which the seminal linguist and founder of the Prague School presents a revolutionary theory about the underlying uniform structure of the world's languages. Roman Osipovich Jakobson (1896 - 1982) was a famous Russian linguist and literary critic, who became one of the most influential linguists of the 20th century. He is probably most famous as the pioneer of structural analysis of language and as the co-founder of structuralism.Jakobson was born into a Russian Jewish family. He early on showed a great interest in the theory of language, and already as a student he became a leading figure of the Moscow Linguistic Circle. He was very much influenced by Husserl's phenomenology and the work of Saussure, and he developed a deep interest in the question of how language, the human speech, functions and is possible.Due to political troubles in Russia, in 1920 Jakobsen moved to Prague, where he was to become even more influential. Here, in 1926, he co-founded the Prague School of linguistic theory, together with the Copenhagen School the most influential school of linguistics of its time and of decades to come. It is here that Jakobson develops his seminal ideas of phonology as well as the term structuralism and the contents of it.When the Second World War broke out, Jakobson moved to Scandinavia, where he met the Copenhagen School of linguistics and its main figure, Louis Hjelmslev. It is during his time in Scandinavia that he writes (in German) and published (in Uppsala, Sweden) his influential Kindersprache.... Later he fled to America, where he met Claude Lévi-Strauss, Quine, Bloomfeld and many other important thinkers within the field of language theory.Jakobson's structuralist theories of language differentiate much from other parts of the structuralist movement in that he constantly bases them on knowledge from other sciences, from mathematics, philosophy, psychology etc.In the present work, Jakobson sets out to prove that child language and aphasia must be considered within comparative linguistics, because rules that govern these are the same as those that govern all human world languages. ''Die einzige Gelegenheit, die wir haben, die menschliche Sprache in statu nascendi zu beobachten bietet das Kind. So schrieb vor kurzem Karl Bühler, und man könnte dementsprechend fortsetzen: Die einzige Gelegenheit, die wir haben, die menschliche Sprache im Abbau zu beobachten, bieten die pathologischen Sprachstörungen zentraler Natur. Für den Linguisten, der sich mit dem Enfaltetsein des Sprachgebildes befasst, muss auch seine GEBURT und ABSTERBEN viel lehrreiches bieten. Diese drei Teilformen des sprachlichen Geschehens wurden trotzdem noch nicht einer systematischen vergleichenden Analyse unterzogen. (p. (1)-2). (''The only opportunity we have to observe the human language in statu nascendi is offered by the child. So Karl Bühler wrote not long ago, and one could continue in the same manner: The only opportunity we have to observe the human language in disintegration is offered by the pathological language disturbances of central nature. For the linguist, who is occupied with the turning out of the language formation, its BIRTH and DEATH must also contribute with something instructive. In spite of this, these three parts of the happening of language have not yet been subjected to a systematic comparative analysis. -Own translation). Jakobson now formulated specific hypotheses about the order in which children acquire their native language and about the nature of language dissolution, creating an entirely new approach to the study of the world's languages. By linking observations about language typology, language acquisition and language pathology, Jakobson here presents an original, revolutionizing theory about the structure of the sound inventories that underlie the world languages. This approach to the study of the structure of sound and language was clearly ahead of its time, and phonology still did not have the sufficient empirical evidence or the sufficient instruments to properly verify it. Thus, only much later has Jakobsen's theories on the rise and fall of language been fully appreciated

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        What Makes Sammy Run?

      Random House New York: Random House. (1941). First. First edition. Fine in an attractive, very good or better, price-clipped dustwrapper. The author's exceptionally scarce first book, the story of Sammy Glick, who leaves a trail of wrecked careers and lives as he struggles to reach the top in Hollywood. Curiously, one of the most influential novels ever written about the movie world, and one of the author's only books that hasn't (yet) been made into a film. .

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        Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1941. First. First edition. Near fine in an about very good, somewhat spine-faded dustwrapper with some internal tape removed, a couple of seamless professional mends, and a couple of small chips. Issued in a small edition, an extended essay on rural poverty with arresting images by Evans. Aside from its place in literary history, the Walker Evans images have made it something of an iconic volume for students of photography. Parr and Badger, The Photobook Volume 1, p.144; Roth, The Book of 101 Books, p. 108-109. .

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        Chronik des Hauses M. Pech. Dem Inhaber M. Pech Herrn Alfred Busch zum 60. Geburtstage am 17. Januar 1941 ¸berreicht von der Gefolgschaft [UNIQUE PRESENTATION COPY]

      Self published Berlin Self-published (1941)vg Folio. Unpaginated (103pp). Original hand-bound light brown leather with company logo surrounded by wreath's in bas relief on mounted silver-plate. Raised bands. Silver page-edges. Silk front- and rear free endpapers. Book rests in half-leather over decorative paper-covered boards clamshell box with ivory clasps and leather bands. Elaborate Festschrift of the German company M. Pech, presented to the company's president Alfred Busch on the occasion of his 60th birthday on January 17, 1941. The company was founded in 1882 by Maximilian Pech and manufactured First Aid supplies such as dressings, band-aids, etc. In the early 20th century the company expanded and started offering sanitary supplies as well. The Firmenschrift is illustrated with 51 mounted original b/w photographs of exteriors and interiors of the company's buildings, branches, production, workers, festivities, as well as a portrait of A. Busch. German, gothic script masterfully handwritten in black ink, describing the history of the business and describing major events relating to the company up until 1941. Includes a passage on the 1938 award "Anerkannte Berufserziehungsst?tte" which was presented to A. Busch by Dr. Robert Ley of the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF). The National Socialist regime gave awards such as these to companies that were an example of how a productive 'Aryan' German business should be run and operated according to Nazi ideals. Interior photographs of management offices show Hitler photographs on the walls. Other passages tell of the removal of all Jewish managers and employees in May 1933. Decorative initials throughout. Original typewritten 11 1/2' x 16 1/2" telegram by the company's management and its workers, congratulating Alfred Busch, laid-in. Front cover of telegram with color reproduction of a drawing depicting a mountain scene, rear with color drawing of flowers. Minor foxing on telegram. Telegram dated 16/1/1941. Slight staining and age wear as well as closed tear on top-right corner on box, firmly holding. Foxing on inside-lining of box. Small stains on leather binding. Minor staining on endpapers. Some rippling to pages with photographs. Tight copy with clamshell box in good+. binding in very good, interior in near fine condition. Text and photographs on high-quality heavy card-stock. Unique stunning Festschrift, giving a rare insight into this National Socialist company of the early 1940s.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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